Bailey is a third year double majoring in Biology and Global Studies with a concentration in Public Health. She is interested in health disparities amongst minority and marginalized populations in the United States, and the impact of mental health on a person’s physical health and well being. When she isn’t writing for Iris, Bailey is working on maternal health research, or volunteering with UVA’s chapter of Lean on Me. She also enjoys doing yoga and going to poetry open mic nights!
In the United States, including all 50 states and Washington D.C, only 7% of professors are Black, despite Black people making up about 13% of the total population.
After watching the Oscar-winning movie Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, I was intrigued by how the characters were able to jump through dimensions and experience different realities based on the choices they made.
I want to get a workout in today. Should I go to the gym? No, that’s too scary. Actually, never mind, I'll go lift so I can feel strong and productive. Ok now that I’m here I’m really nervous. I kinda want to go home, but I'll just go inside anyway. I can do this!
Red splashed against Presley's face, staining her clothes and caking in her hair. She grabbed her brush again and hurled the paint through the air with a guttural scream – the drops separating from the brush and splattering on the paper.